Friday, 31 July 2015

Grounded Conversations | A stroll through dense green with Hong Sek Chern


Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015
Time: 2.30 - 4pm
Venue: NUS Museum

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Free admission with registration at http://densegreen.peatix.com.

Held in-conjunction with the ongoing exhibition, Scholars & Ink: Artists from NUS and the Alumni, NUS Museum presents A stroll through dense green by participating artist Hong Sek Chern, part of the Grounded Conversations series. The talk's title was derived from the title of a painting Dense Green Covering the Spring Mountain by Ming Dynasty painter Dai Jin. Using this as a starting point, Sek Chern will initiate a walk through some key ideas within the genre of traditional Chinese ink landscape painting and the artist's negotiation of past tradition with current concerns. The Scholars & Ink exhibition runs till 23 August 2015.

About the speaker
Hong Sek Chern graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 with a Diploma in Fine Art and from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1998 with an MA in Fine Art. She is interested in exploring various themes within urban settings in her paintings and likes to work with various painting media such as traditional Chinese ink, oil and acrylic so as to explore the painterly qualities these mediums offer.

About the Grounded Conversations series
Presenting a series of distinct projects on how art practitioners have begun to adopt comprehensive paradigms in their fieldwork methods traditionally associated with anthropological and historical research, Grounded Conversations brings together practitioners from the contemporary art world to unravel this ‘anthropological turn’.

Image: Detail of Dai Jin's Dense Green Covering the Spring Mountains, hanging scroll, ink on paper, 141 x 53.4cm, collection of Shanghai Museum.

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